The Time Traveling Trick-or-Treater

I know Halloween is still six days away, but it’s the perfect time to share this short story from the archives. It’s a personal favorite of Doc Brown’s, too. Hope your Halloween costume is as awesome as this kid’s…

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

marty-mcflyI was sitting in the living of The House on the Hill, watching the latest episode of “The Walking Dead” on my DVR, when there was a knock on the door.

I grumbled, paused the show, straightened out my toga, and wandered to the front door.  When I opened it, I found a boy of about 12 on the porch.  He was dressed as Marty McFly from “Back to the Future” and smiled as he held out a plastic bag that had a Witch and a Vampire on it.

“Trick or treat!”  He then shook the bag as if to explain what he meant and what he desired.

I looked at him in befuddlement as I admired his costume.  He actually looked a lot like Marty.  Kudos to the kid for presentation, but major points off for time management.

“Do you know what day it is?” I asked as patiently…

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About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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10 Responses to The Time Traveling Trick-or-Treater

  1. markbialczak says:

    Was he riding a hoverboard, Austin?

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